Camp & Sports Director

The Bernon Family Branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA in Franklin, MA is hiring a Camp & Sports Director!
Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Branch Executive Director, the Camp & Sports Director is responsible for developing, organizing, promoting and implementing high-quality YMCA youth and adult sports programs, including: pre-school sports classes, school-age sports classes and clinics, Youth Basketball, Soccer and T-Ball leagues, and Adult/Senior sports leagues and clinics. The position is also responsible for the safe operation and instruction of all camp activities in accordance with camp policies, including promoting the camps to prospective parents, recruiting, training and supervising 65 part-time camp staff members, scheduling of activities, evaluating and coaching staff, managing the parent drop off and pick up system, and evaluation of the program.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 3-5 years of program-related experience
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in staff/volunteer supervision
  • Budget management experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to member service, with a willingness to consistently exceed expectations
  • Excellent communication skills, with both youth and their parents
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Models and teaches YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
Essential Functions
  • Develops new and innovative programs that promote retention and continued involvement with the Y
  • Monitors program quality for Sports & Teens programs, Camp Wiggi, Jr. Camp Wiggi, Sports Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Dance Camp and Camp Silver Lake
  • Develops short- and long-range goals and objectives for upcoming camp season, and innovates by researching camp industry for new ideas, programs and activities to implement
  • Designs theme weeks and daily schedules for the different camps and age groups, ensuring all programs and activities are fun, interesting, creative, and able to be executed by the staff
  • Plans and implements school break week programs in December and April
  • Organizes field trips and manages all preparation logistics, including securing budget costs, transportation, and staffing needs
  • Develops plans for inclement weather prior to start of camp sessions
  • Plans, organizes, and implements all camp information nights and open house days, consistent with the association-wide camp team’s concept and vision
  • Prepares and maintains facility and equipment appearance in a neat, clean and organized manner, reporting concerns to supervisor and working in cooperation with the branch’s Facilities Director
  • Develops and supervises daily opening/closing and award ceremonies
  • Completes mid-summer and end of the season performance appraisals for all direct reports
  • Communicates with parents during camp drop-off and pick-up, and updates a camp Facebook page daily to share stories and pictures
  • Responds to all member and parent inquiries with urgency and strives to build strong relationships through interactions with them
  • Develops systems that provide for the daily maintenance and upkeep of camp grounds
  • Leads all camp staff meetings to effectively problem solve and encourage staff input and opinions
  • Ensures that all camp staff has the information needed for rosters, attendance sheets etc.
  • Assures safety equipment is checked regularly
  • Ensures that all camper lists and information is accurate and up to date at all times
  • Conducts camp child safety drills frequently to reinforce staff training
  • Prepares and manages annual department budgets
  • Recruits, hires, trains and supervises staff
  • Participates in branch meetings, association-wide trainings, and designs own staff trainings
  • Assists in marketing and promotion of programs, including organizing clinics and open house events to drive participation
  • Prepares and manages annual department budgets.
  • Schedules and promotes classes and clinics, hiring appropriate staff to teach and assist with classes, both on-site and off-site
  • Coordinates all aspects of youth and adult leagues, including program promotion and registration, securing facilities to play, recruiting teams, scheduling and managing coaches and referees, distributing coach’s guides for skill development and league play, ordering and distributing t-shirts, recognizing league winners, scheduling team pictures, recruitment and recognition of team sponsors, and maintaining league standings
  • Serves as the branch’s Leaders Club advisor, working with the group’s executive committee to facilitate meetings, including planning educational content; plans and executes fundraisers; and researches and leads monthly community service learning opportunities
  • Acts as advisor to teens participating in YMCA Northeast Leaders School rallies throughout the year
  • Develops and implements new teen programs for the branch that will meet the social, recreational and educational needs of teens and youth
  • Commits to full participation in the Y’s membership events and annual fundraising campaign by attending relevant training sessions, building a team of fundraising volunteers inviting people to the Y ‘s campaign events, and ultimately achieving department’s fundraising goals for the campaign
  • Provides accurate and up-to-date facility schedules and reserves space in the building for programs